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The indefatigable Bob Mould releases 'The War' video

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Bob Mould

If someone could figure out how to distill whatever it is that keeps Bob Mould at the top of his game over 30 years into his career and turn it into an energy drink, that person could easily make billions. At age 53, while all of his contemporaries from the early ’80s American underground rock scene have either called it quits or slid comfortably into nostalgia-fueled reunion tours, Mould continues to bash out loud, tuneful guitar jams that are just as good as anything he’s ever done, still puts on a killer show, and, if the video for his new single “The War” is any indication, still at least occasionally carries his own gear.

Shot by Dave Markey, director of the grunge-era-defining documentary 1991: The Year Punk Broke, the clip follows Mould and his band (comedian/Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster and indie-rock journeyman Jason Narducy) through a gig night from loading up the van to loading out of the club, bookended with a pair of more stylized scenes.

Stick around until the end for the cameo by another indie-rock notable who happens to be wearing a very sweet Robocop patch on his jean jacket. (And when you’re done with that, go watch Mould and the rest of his first band Hüsker Dü being interviewed by Joan Rivers in 1987.)

Mould and Markey are doing a Reddit AMA on Sept. 9 at 3:30pm EST, and Live Nation and Yahoo! will stream the first show of Mould’s upcoming tour on Sept. 5 at 10:10pm.

BOB MOULD

2014 WORLD TOUR

09/05/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts

09/06/14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

09/07/14 – Toronto, ON – Riot Fest

09/10-11/14 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

09/12/14 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

09/13/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

09/15/14 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

09/16/14 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick

09/17/14 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom

09/19/14 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House

09/20/14 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk

09/21/14 – Denver, CO – Riot Fest

09/23/14 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune Theatre

09/24/14 – Portland, OR – Wonderland Ballroom

09/26/14 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

09/27-28/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

09/30/14 – Las Vegas, NV – Bunkhouse Saloon

10/04/14- Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews *

11/06/14 – Berlin, Germany – Bi-Nuu

11/07/14 – Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9

11/08/14 – Wangels, Germany – Rolling Stone Weekender

11/10/14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso North

11/11/14 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal

11/12/14 – Leuven, Belgium – Het Depot

11/14/14 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell

11/15/14 – Glasgow, UK – Oran Mor

11/17/14 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece

11/18/14 – London, UK – Village Underground

* solo electric set